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Spring Forward: Southwest Airlines Gets Ready For Spring Break With More Nonstop Routes

Carrier extends flight schedule through April 7, 2019; adds new international flights from U.S. gateways

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today announced the beginning of its spring 2019 schedule and the addition of new international routes from key U.S. gateway cities. The carrier extended its bookable flight schedule through April 7, 2019, and flights are available to be booked today at Southwest.com.

More International Service

Beginning Saturday, March 9, 2019, the carrier will add new and returning seasonal flights on Saturdays between:

St. Louis and Montego Bay, Jamaica*

St. Louis and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic*

Milwaukee and Cancun

Pittsburgh and Cancun

Raleigh-Durham and Cancun

San Antonio and Cancun

Baltimore/Washington and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos

*Subject to government approvals

New Nonstop Routes throughout the United States

Southwest also announced the beginning of new seasonal service on Saturdays effective March 9, 2019, between:

Cleveland and Tampa

Cincinnati and Orlando

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the carrier will begin weekly service on Sundays between:

Dallas and West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dallas and Harlingen, Tex.

Houston and Lubbock

Book your next flight today at Southwest.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 57,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years. Southwest became the nation's largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Southwest has announced its intention to sell tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii, subject to requisite governmental approvals.

Southwest coined Transfarency® to describe its purposed philosophy of treating Customers honestly and fairly, and low fares actually staying low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free® to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some carriers offer free checked bags on select routes or in qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply.

As launch customer of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in North America, the Company operates the largest fleet in the world of Boeing aircraft. Customers who connect to the WiFi network may use their personal devices to view on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV.

With a bold new look first unveiled in 2014, Southwest is progressing through a multi-year refresh of its fleet to showcase the carrier's Heart: a new logo, aircraft livery, interior design featuring new seats, Employee-designed uniforms, and an updated airport experience, all of which showcase a dedication of Southwest Employees to connect Customers with what's important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. With 45 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2017 Southwest Airlines One Report can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at Southwest Airlines or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

 

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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